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Person taking a spoonful of chocolate tahini spread from a jar

Chocolate Tahini Spread

  • Author: Chelsea Joy
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This paleo and vegan chocolate tahini spread makes quite the treat! Eat it with a spoon, use as a dip for fruit, or spread on toast.




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread sesame seeds on a rimmed baking sheet and toast for 8 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  2. Add the toasted sesame seeds to a high powered blender or food processor. If you’re using a Vitamix, start on low and increase speed very slowly over the course of 8 minutes. Blend until super smooth. If you’ve ever made nut butter before, you know this can take quite a while! See THIS POST for more tips.
  3. Meanwhile, add the cocoa powder, sea salt, coconut sugar, and avocado oil to a medium bowl and stir until a thick paste is formed. Add the cocoa mixture and vanilla bean to the tahini and blend until smooth.
  4. Store in the fridge, as sesame seed oil can easily go rancid. In the fridge, it will keep for months!


Don't want to make your own tahini? Just skip the first step and use 2 cups of store-bought tahini.

Keywords: chocolate tahini spread, tahini, chocolate butter, sesame seed paste